Coronavirus cases continue to rise across Forth Valley

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in Forth Valley continues to rise.

By Jill Buchanan
Monday, 30th March 2020, 3:22 pm
Updated Monday, 30th March 2020, 3:22 pm

Figures issued by the Scottish Government this afternoon show there are now 103 people diagnosed, an increase of nine since yesterday.

Seven days earlier there were 40 cases confirmed in the region.

To date, 14,624 tests have been carried out in Scotland with 1059 people positive and the vast majority, 13,061 confirmed negative.

Coronavirus cases continue to rise

Of those who have tested positive, 47 patients with COVID-19 have died.

Scotland’s chief medical officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood, has said up to 65,000 people in this country could already have coronavirus with that number expected to rise even more.

She added that Scotland is only beginning to see the steep acceleration of cases with the number of deaths also anticipated to rise.

The first coronavirus case in Scotland was detected on March 1 by NHS Tayside.